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London Youth Committee notes

June 23, 2016

The next meeting London Youth Committee meeting will take place on Monday the 18th of July 2016 at 8 30pm at Irish Tv GAA Grounds, West End Road, Ruislip, HA4 6QX 

Best of luck to the U14 Feile Teams
The very best of luck to the boys and girls Féile teams from North and South London as they head off to Kerry for Féile na nÓg next weekend 24th-26th June.

Well done to all the teams that attended North London Shamrock's Tournament last Saturday. 

U12 Football League Pool A Final went to Taras when they defeated St Kiernans in the semi final then went on to win against Dulwich Harps in the final
U12 Football League Pool B Final went to Tir Chonail Gaels as they defeated Thomas McCurtains 
U16 Football League 18-6-2016
NLS/TMC 3-05 v 5-09 Tir Chonaill Gael 

Tara Youths Gaelic Summer Camp

Tara Youths GFC will be holding their annual Summer Camp at Hendon FC in Kingsbury from Monday the 25th of July to Friday the 29th July from 10am till 3pm. Children from all clubs will be invited to attend . For more information or bookings please contact Tina Tracey on

All Britain Competitions (ABC's) Launch for 2016

A lovely evening was had by all who attended The official launch of the fifth GAA All Britain Competitions which took place at the Irish Embassy in London last Wednesday with hosts Ambassador Dan Mulhall and his wife Greta. Speakers on the evening were John Gormley ABC Committee. Ambassador Dan Mulhall Joe McHuch Minister of State for Diaspora, GAA Director of games Pat Daly from Croke Park. This forthcoming four-day event will takes place from 7-10th of July at Tír Chonaill GAA Club in Greenford. Hundreds of children aged 6 to 18 years will participate from across Britain in the ABC's in what aims to be both a sport filled and cultural family weekend for all to enjoy. 

London Youth Development Squad  
London Youth Development will continue to train every week at Tir Chonaill Gaels. All players are asked to make a particular effort to be in attendance for all of the sessions going forward in preparation for the All-Britain Championships in July.
All Britain Competitions (ABC's) for 2016 
All Britain Competitions (ABC's) will take place from Thursday the 7th of July to Sunday the 10th of July at Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 0NZ.
Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy coming ‘home’ as Cups take Pride of Place again at GAA All Britain Championship Tournament. It will attract almost 2000 youth participants from schools and GAA Clubs all over England, Scotland, and Wales with an invitation cross- community Ulster team, Cúchulainns participating. The Tournament will be graced this year again by the presence of the Liam MacCarthy and Sam Maguire Cups. The presence of the Cups named in their honour in London could not be more appropriate in the year of the 100th Anniversary of 1916. It will also include an extra day of competition. The presence of the two cups resonates deeper than the notoriety of their names. They highlight the enormous contribution of the GAA community in Britain in the development of the organisation. The full contribution Britain made to the GAA is not popularly and fully known. Many would be surprised to know that the contribution of both Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy was made almost entirely in Britain with many others at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Century, a period when London won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship in 1901 (see attached from ABC Programme for full article about Liam MacCarthy and Sam Maguire) 
The importance of the ABC tournament can be demonstrated by those attending from GAA Headquarters in Croke Park. At this stage it is anticipated that those present will include: Aogán Ó Fearghail, President of the GAA, Michael Hasson, President of the  Council of Ulster and Vice –President of GAA, Helen O Roarke, CEO Ladies Games, Pat Daly, Director of Games, and Frank Burke, Head of Coaching and Games. The games will also be attended by Irish Ambassador, Dan Mulhall, and Celine Byrne of the Irish Abroad Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs.
The Games Schedules for this year’s tournament are as follows:
On Thursday 7th of July at 10.30am for Primary Schools
On Friday 8th of July at 10.30am Secondary Schools at 3.00pm U-8/10 Boys Gaelic Football;
On Saturday 9th of July at 10.30am and U-12/16 Boys Gaelic Football; Ladies Gaelic Football (All Ages);
On Sunday 10th of July at 10.30am U-14/18 Boys Gaelic Footbal Hurling/Camogie (All Ages).
Any Enquiries please contact  Lloyd Colfer, Secretary of All Britain Competition Committee & Community Development Administrator, London G.A.A.on 07872 600073

Dates For Your Diary
Hurling blitz for U8-U12 will be held at Granuaille on Saturday the 25th of June from 12 noon
Parnell's Conrad Ryan Tournament on Sunday the 3rd of July

All Britain Competitions (ABC's) from Thursday the 7th of July to Sunday the 10th of July at Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds 

Thomas McCurtain's Tournament on Saturday the 16th of July

U16 and U18 Provincial Championship on Saturday the 16th of July

U12's 7’s Tournament on Saturday, the 6th of August in Greenford

U14's 7’s Tournament on Saturday, the 13th of August in Greenford

U16's 7’s Tournament on Saturday, the 20th of August in Greenford

Hurling blitz for U8-U12 will be held at Kilburn Gaels on Saturday the 20th of August from 12 noon

U18's 7’s Tournament on Saturday, the 27th of August in Greenford

Dermot Earley Tournament on on Saturday the 3rd of September

St Kiernan's James O' Brien Day on Saturday the 10th of September

St Anthony's Tournament on Saturday the 17th of September

Hurling blitz for U8-U12 will be held at Greenford on Saturday the 24th of September from 12 noon

London IrishTournament on Saturday the 1st of October

If you require any further information please contact the London Youth's Secretary Joel McInern on 07956103723